I will be exhibiting selected portraits from Illustrated Women in History at HOURS gallery in Bristol, England.
There will be a public launch event on Saturday April 9th 5-9 pm with a FAN CLUB NOTTS DJ set. You can find
Other viewing times will be Sunday 10th April 10am – 4pm and after that you will then be able to view the
illustrations by arrangement until April 21st.
Entry is free.
You can find out more on the Facebook event here
These illustrations are part of my submission for the Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project 2016.
My sketchbook began as drawings of flowers that were a part of my wedding bouquet. I used the sketchbook to experiment with line drawings of flowers to work on and refine my drawing skills as I usually work digitally.
After reading, and getting angry about the recent articles about the museum which was granted planning permission based on an application stating it to be a museum for celebrating women in history and instead has manifested as a Jack the Ripper museum. I was inspired to start looking in women in history, I hadn’t realised before how little I know about the women who should be celebrated throughout history but aren’t because they just aren’t part of the things that we are taught in school. I am going to learn about women in history and illustrate the women I look into as a small way of celebrating their achievements.
These are the first three illustrations I have done of Emmeline Pankhurst, Harriet Tubman and Emily Wilding Davison. You can read about these women and more on my blog at Illustrated Women in History
Skull patterned tote with process photos
1. Pencil outlines
2. First skull hand painted in fabric paint
3. Painting in progress
4. Finished tote bag with skull pattern
Buy a print, cushion or more on Society 6
This Save the Date and Wedding invitations were designed in a retro style using the couples favourite colour.
Banners were created to add in the colour and there is a hand drawn, simple map created to accompany the simple directions. A tape was illustrated for the R.S.V.P card which includes a line for song requests.
I have also included other designs created for the wedding including a programme of the day, ‘Reserved’ signs for the family and an instructional poster for guests to take polaroid photos of themselves.
Save the Date & Wedding Invitation for Sarah & Michael.
The couple went with a travel theme for their invitations and I created a world map illustration for the background for both the front of the invitation itself, and the save the date. The Save the Date has hand drawn writing across it and a faux stamp that ties in with the travel theme.
The invitations are designed to look like air mail with the patterned border – only in the wedding colours the couple had picked. They asked for a custom illustrated map for their directions showing landmarks for the closest towns or cities. The invitations were printed in the dimensions of a postcard so that the R.S.V.P would be the perfect size to be sent back.
Illustration of an Ariel motorcycle